Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

20 Mar 2010

Joey Porter To Cardinals

The Cardinals have added Joey Porter on a three-year deal worth $17.5 million.

Posted by: Bill Barnwell on 20 Mar 2010

14 comments, Last at 23 Mar 2010, 4:58pm by tylerdolphin


by bengt (not verified) :: Sat, 03/20/2010 - 11:05am

Now the Cards have both starting OLBs of the 2005 SB champs.

by Raiderjoe :: Sat, 03/20/2010 - 12:45pm

ands both played at colorads state in laTE 90S

by towishimp (not verified) :: Sat, 03/20/2010 - 1:13pm

I think the Fins came out on top of this trade.

by slipknottin :: Sat, 03/20/2010 - 1:17pm

Fins didnt need Porter with how well Cameron Wake has been playing.

by andrew :: Sat, 03/20/2010 - 4:04pm

I don't understand why every NFL team isn't frontloading every contract they sign a player to this year... the contract can be almost cap free in years to come if they do that....

by RaxGrissman :: Sat, 03/20/2010 - 4:11pm

In case you want to release them I guess

by tuluse :: Sat, 03/20/2010 - 5:16pm

You still need real money to sign a player, not just cap space.

There is a chance if that cap comes back, it will adjust for teams trying to dodge it.

The cap might not come back.

by PatsFan :: Sun, 03/21/2010 - 12:37am

For one thing, there's the 30% rule. Base salary can't be more than 30% more than it was the last year of the previous contract.

Sure, you can get around that with signing bonuses and such, but then you run the risk that if the cap comes back, those things will be prorated and count against the cap like they did pre-2010.

by Greg Lloyd (not verified) :: Sat, 03/20/2010 - 9:43pm

Joey Porter will definitely increase the Cardinals swagger.

by Dice :: Sun, 03/21/2010 - 1:31am

There's Old Spice for that.

by td (not verified) :: Sun, 03/21/2010 - 1:44am

thought this was about jerry porter, and i was confused

by wr (not verified) :: Mon, 03/22/2010 - 11:54am

For the Dolphin fans: Do you folks think he has anything
left in the tank? I got the impression he lost playing time
due to lack of performance.

by tylerdolphin :: Tue, 03/23/2010 - 4:58pm

Hes done. He really didnt generate much pressure on his own this year. Most of his sacks were directly due to Starks blowing up the pocket or Cam Wake or another LB chasing the QB into Porter.

So, he cant rush like he used to and hes total garbage against the run and in coverage and hes a headache. The cards can take him.

by ArizonaCardinalsFan (not verified) :: Mon, 03/22/2010 - 4:45pm

I'd love to say this is a good signing...but we'll see if everybody plays nice on the defense. The defense will have to pull its weight now that Leinart is running the offense, so Porter's got to produce. Can't hurt to have a pass rush though...